With the much-heralded demise of Google Reader, millions of people are about to be left at the mercy of a blended, algorithmic mash of incoming news. Instead of picking what they'll see and when, Google seems to want people to rely on luck as well as the coral-reef like filtering of a social network.
Find your favorite sources, pick a newsreader or rely on good old email, and subscribe. You should be the one who determines what's showing up in your inbox.
As they say in the dead-tree business: never miss an issue.